Healthy Communities

The Intersection of Community Development and Health

On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas hosted a symposium in Houston that convened leaders from community and economic development organizations, government, financial institutions, foundations, nonprofits and private-sector organizations to explore how the billions of dollars spent each year on community development can help make the places where we live, learn, work and play healthier. This is the fifth such event resulting from the ongoing innovative partnership between the Foundation and the Federal Reserve System.

Watch a recording of the event to hear from a range of experts including:

  • Nancy Andrews, President and CEO, Low Income Investment Fund
  • Janie Barrera, President and CEO, ACCION Texas-Louisiana
  • Stephan Fairfield, President and CEO, Covenant Community Capital Corporation
  • David Lakey, Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services
  • James Marks, Senior Vice President and Director, Health Group, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Eduardo Sanchez, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas